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Power restored to AEP customers after coal truck accident in McDowell County

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Coal truck takes out a power pole in Premier, WV.  Leaves more than 800 AEP customers in the dark. Coal truck takes out a power pole in Premier, WV. Leaves more than 800 AEP customers in the dark.
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Power has been restored to all Appalachian Power customers who were in the dark on Monday after a coal truck hit a power pole near Premier.

 


An accident involving a coal truck in McDowell County has left hundreds of Appalachian Power customers in the dark on Monday morning.

 

The accident happened at 5:30 a.m. on Monday along Route 52 near Premier.  McDowell County Sheriff's Deputies said that the coal truck, owned by B&J Trucking, hit a power pole before it ended up in a creek.  Appalachian Power was reporting 838 customers without power from Welch to Iaeger.

Deputies said that the truck was not loaded when the accident happened and there were no injuries reported.  Crews were still on the scene of the accident as of 11:45 a.m. on Monday.  The accident is still under investigation.